High court eyes gay marriage
March 27, 2013
High-level legal arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the fate of this state’s Proposition 8 appear to be sharply dividing justices. (San Jose Mercury News)
The voter-approved same-sex marriage ban marks the first time the high court has needed to address the gay marriage issue, which deeply splits the nation as well.
An hour of arguments and questions from justices showed the eventual decision, expected sometime in June, will reflect this division, according to reporters in the jammed Washington, D.C., courtroom.
Options may be available that could pave the way for gay marriage unions in California by leaving intact previous lower court rulings of unconstitutionality.